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Man dies of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning
EMS called out to building at Eglinton and McCowan in Scarborough Wednesday
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A man has died after inhaling carbon monoxide at a highrise near McCowan and Eglinton.

No word yet on the age or name of the victim.

Toronto EMS say they were called to the highrise in Scarborough on 15 Torrance Rd. around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Four people, all male workers, were treated and taken to hospital.

One was without vital signs and later died of his injuries.

The other three suffered minor inhalation injuries.

Six floors were evacuated as Toronto Fire crews aired out the building.  Some tenants took shelter in TTc buses.

It's believed that the workers were using a gas-powered pressure-washer in the basement when they were overcome by the gas.

Levels of carbon monoxide were very high in the garage when help arrived.

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A man has died after inhaling carbon monoxide at a highrise near McCowan and Eglinton.

No word yet on the age or name of the victim.

Toronto EMS say they were called to the highrise in Scarborough on 15 Torrance Rd. around 2:30 Wednesday afternoon.

Four people, all male workers, were treated and taken to hospital.

One was without vital signs and later died of his injuries.

The other three suffered minor inhalation injuries.

Six floors were evacuated as Toronto Fire crews aired out the building.  Some tenants took shelter in TTc buses.

It's believed that the workers were using a gas-powered pressure-washer in the basement when they were overcome by the gas.

Levels of carbon monoxide were very high in the garage when help arrived.

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